Party like its 1959
Hey, Obama, at least, did the right thing and condemned Arizona’s notorious SB 1070. Yeah!
On a less happy note, he seems eager to institute a new “Non-Nuke Nuke policy” that Vladmir Putin has claimed ” could provoke a full-scale counterattack using strategic nuclear forces.” Hmm… that doesn’t sound hopey and changey.
Basically Obama wants to use ICBMs to kill freedom haters. The only wee-problem is that those missiles would look exactly like the kind we might use to wipe China or Russia off the face of the map, and be pretty much pointed in the same direction, China and Russia being awful close to Afghanistan and whatnot. So China or Russia might, you know, respond to what they perceive as the nuclear destruction of their country. Sure, we could tell them that its not aimed at them. But that’s exactly what we’d do if we were trying to destroy them, and they’d know that.
The New York Times has this disturbing line:
In face-to-face meetings with President Bush, Russian leaders complained that the technology could increase the risk of a nuclear war, because Russia would not know if the missiles carried nuclear warheads or conventional ones. Mr. Bush and his aides concluded that the Russians were right.
Partly as a result, the idea “really hadn’t gone anywhere in the Bush administration,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who has served both presidents, said recently on ABC’s “This Week.” But he added that it was “embraced by the new administration.
It’s not a good sign when we’re moving towards a more violent unilateral stance than George W. Bush.
And its not exactly like we’ve been failing in our grand war against whoever-it-is-we’re-fighting-now because we haven’t been able to kill enough people with big enough explosions from the sky.
I’m all for gestures of justice towards immigrants, but it would be nice if those immigrants weren’t post-apocalyptic nuclear zombies.
By the way, I think we can assume that when Obama calls up China or Russia to warn them that the ICMBs he was sending out were not nukes, the phone calls would go something like this: